Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Sunday urged Muslims to use religion as a vehicle for the promotion of love, unity and understanding in the country.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (2019) in the 2019 election made this known in a statement by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe.
Naija News reports that Muslims in the country will on Monday, 11 November 2019, mark the Maulud celebration in remembrance of the birth of Prophet Muhammad.
According to Atiku, religious tolerance is a prerequisite for stable and peaceful country.
He called on religious leaders to use their positions of influence to spread love, tolerance and respect for others who are different.
The Waziri of Adamawa noted that peace and tolerance are essential for practising our individual faith happily.
He said that “Prophet Muhammad was a paragon of peace, humility and justice for all, and as we honour him on this great occasion, let us follow his examples in words and actions.”
The former Vice President also called on Muslim leaders to work hard to fight religious bigotry which has been responsible for planting the seeds of hate and violence in the country.